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Thread: Cannot change the lock screen background of 4.9.0-kali1-amd64

  1. #1
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    Cannot change the lock screen background of 4.9.0-kali1-amd64

    I've just downloaded the newest version of Kali from the official website and installed it in the VirtualBox.
    I want to change the background of the lock screen, and I've searched a lot and tried a lot of ways, but none of them worked.
    version check result:
    Code:
    root@kali:/# lsb_release -a
    No LSB modules are available.
    Distributor ID:	Kali
    Description:	Kali GNU/Linux Rolling
    Release:	kali-rolling
    Codename:	kali-rolling
    root@kali:/# cat /etc/issue
    Kali GNU/Linux Rolling \n \l
    root@kali:/# apt-cache show gnome-shell | grep Versio
    Version: 3.22.2-4
    root@kali:/# uname -r
    4.9.0-kali1-amd64
    I've tried to replace the KaliLogin.png file under /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/ with the picture I prefer, but when I rebooted later, the lock screen background didn't change, althought the original background picture file didn't exist anymore.

    I've tried to replace the picture files under /usr/share/desktop-base/active-theme/lockscreen/contents/images/, and the result was the same. The lock screen background didn't change after reboot.

    Finally I've come to this thread. https://forums.kali.org/showthread.p...n-Gnome-3-20-2
    It's the most recent solution I've found, but it didn't work, either. I followed it and saved the following script to a file.
    Code:
    #!/bin/sh
    
    workdir=${HOME}/shell-theme/
    if [ ! -d ${workdir}/theme ]; then
      mkdir -p ${workdir}/theme
    fi
    gst=/usr/share/gnome-shell/gnome-shell-theme.gresource
    
    for r in `gresource list $gst`; do
            gresource extract $gst $r >$workdir${r#\/org\/gnome\/shell/}
    done
    and when I ran the script, I got the following result.
    Code:
    root@kali:~/Desktop# bash script.sh
    Don't know how to handle /usr/share/gnome-shell/gnome-shell-theme.gresource
    This error is due to the fact that there's no gnome-shell-theme.gresource file under /usr/share/gnome-shell/.

    Now what shall I do in order to change the lockscreen background? I appreciate all the advice.

  2. #2
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    I have an option to set the lock screen by just right clicking the desktop and selecting change background.

    Not sure if we're talking about the same thing here.....


    Sys:

    uname -a
    Linux SN-003 4.9.0-kali1-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.9.6-3kali2 (2017-01-30) x86_64 GNU/Linux

  3. #3
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    I don't have such option here. When I right click the desktop there is only a "Desktop Settings...".

    <code>root@kali:~# uname -a
    Linux kali 4.9.0-kali1-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.9.6-3kali2 (2017-01-30) x86_64 GNU/Linux</code>

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